Coronavirus: Disposable masks 'causing enormous plastic waste'

The government is urged to do more to get people to wear reusable, washable face coverings.

By Justin Parkinson • bbcnews
Sept. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: environment recycling coronavirus-lockdown-measures personal-protective-equipment-ppe

Lockdown may have lasting effects on friendships

Some marginal friendships will by lost, says psychologist, while other deeper ones may need work.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: psychology relationships coronavirus-lockdown-measures

Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden celebrates 350th anniversary

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh celebrates three and a half centuries of science and conservation.

By Joanne Macaulay • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity plants edinburgh gardening coronavirus-lockdown-measures

Wildlife scientists examine the great 'human pause'

Tracking wildlife before, during and after lockdown will aim to analyse the slowdown in human activity.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
June 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment nature wildlife coronavirus-lockdown-measures

Coronavirus lockdown: Can nature help improve our mood?

How the outside world can be good for body and mind - with expert tips on making the most of it.

By Emily Kasriel • bbcnews
May 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health nature gardening coronavirus-lockdown-measures outdoor-activities

Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution

Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 31, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: pollution air-pollution space-exploration coronavirus-lockdown-measures

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